overcareful


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overcareful

(ˌəʊvəˈkɛəfʊl)
adj
excessively careful
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.overcareful - excessively or unduly carefulovercareful - excessively or unduly careful  
careful - exercising caution or showing care or attention; "they were careful when crossing the busy street"; "be careful to keep her shoes clean"; "did very careful research"; "careful art restorers"; "careful of the rights of others"; "careful about one's behavior"
Translations

overcareful

a. demasiado cuidadoso-a,
pop. puntilloso-a.
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She was not a woman of strong understanding or any quickness; and with this resemblance of her father, she inherited also much of his constitution; was delicate in her own health, overcareful of that of her children, had many fears and many nerves, and was as fond of her own Mr.
Sadio Mane's thirdminute goal was just what we needed to steady nerves, but it seemed to have the opposite effect as the passing became predictable and overcareful.
The translations are respectable, if overcareful for this reader's taste; the editors catch Agricola's precision but not his elegance, making the English prose quite leaden.